Laughter : 2009


I love laughter. I love the way it looks, I love the way it sounds, the way it makes the soul shine. Laughter betrays the happiest part of a person and I’m attracted to it like a magnet. As a photographer, when I’m able to document laughter, I feel like the luckiest person alive. Based on the following selection of photos, 2009 has proven to be my lucky year.

With many thanks to my clients, I’ve captured a piece of their soul. And I’m incredibly thankful.

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  1. Brent Pilgrim

    December 27th, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    Laughter is infectious, but a good type of infection! Smiling is the great by-product 😉

  2. Lindsay

    December 27th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    LOVE This J* Beautiful!

  3. Jessica Shae

    December 27th, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    O how I love this post . . . Laughing is the best! 🙂

  4. Rebekah Tillotson

    December 27th, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    I always tell my dad that a smile is a laugh waiting to happen 🙂

  5. Magan of Magan's Lens

    December 27th, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Oh, Jasmine! These photos are *perfect*. I love that you did this post and I can’t even begin to choose a favorite photo. They just captured such pure moments. Awesome work!

  6. Sarah Esther

    December 27th, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    Love this! reminds me of a pride and prejudice quote ‘…I dearly love to laugh’!!

  7. inland Empire Wedding Photographer

    December 27th, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    you sure did capture a piece of their soul. for some reason this post made me choke up a little bit even though everyone is laughing. something about all these photos put together.

  8. Jayme

    December 27th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Oh I love them all Jasmine, no surprise. LOL I love laughing shots… always try to make my clients laugh so I can get at least 1 shot. 🙂

  9. Cathy Crawley

    December 27th, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    This post made me smile from ear to ear. I love honest emotion in any of it’s forms 🙂

  10. jules

    December 27th, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    I LOVE how you see the world! Laughter is beautiful … my favorite is hearing the laughter of my son! 🙂

  11. Connie

    December 27th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    I so agree… I LOVE capturing laughter! We don’t see ourselves like that very often so to capture that is amazing to do for someone. The smile is forever remembered that way.

  12. Amber Fox

    December 27th, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    These make me smile. Good work Jasmine. You truly do a great job capturing the real.

  13. Lydia

    December 27th, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    These pictures radiate joy and happiness! Laughter+love=beautiful pictures!

  14. Pol

    December 27th, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    Such natural, relaxed photos! You really captured the joy

  15. gabriel reilly

    December 27th, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    fantastic images Jasmine. i love your work!

  16. trish

    December 27th, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    I adore your laughter posts, I think last year’s one is still fresh in my memory. Keep doing what you’re doing and keep making the world smile and laugh with you. All the best for 2010!!

  17. Rachael

    December 27th, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    I love it how you capture such genuine moments… laughing is the best!

  18. Michelle Guzman

    December 28th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I love these. Everyone looks so happy!!

  19. feuza

    December 28th, 2009 at 12:35 am

    Laughter is the best and I do not even mind laughing at myself, it helps! have a great time in New Zealand and Australia.

  20. nena

    December 28th, 2009 at 12:37 am

    So wonderfully lovely. They made me happy! =-)

  21. Nicole Benitez

    December 28th, 2009 at 1:10 am

    Its contagious!! These made me smile brightly.. just beautiful!

  22. Laurel

    December 28th, 2009 at 1:35 am

    GREAT pics! I captured a couple of fun LAUGHTER moments this Christmas. What JOY!

    I LOVE your photography. God has BLESSED your work.

    (Oh … love your sis, too. That’s how I found your blog. She and I have become Bloggy Buddies.)

    mama of many

  23. Crystal Le Mamoulelis

    December 28th, 2009 at 2:35 am

    You’re right! It’s the best! And so contagious!

  24. Tiffaney

    December 28th, 2009 at 2:39 am

    Laughter is the best medicine. LOVE IT!

  25. Kristin

    December 28th, 2009 at 2:55 am

    I love this!!!! Just makes you wantto smile!

  26. s h e r r y

    December 28th, 2009 at 3:11 am

    So many laughs, Jasmine! This is incredible <3 <3

  27. Lisa H. Chang

    December 28th, 2009 at 4:03 am

    LOVE these laughs! 🙂

  28. Angel Canary

    December 28th, 2009 at 4:36 am

    I love it – smiles are wonderful, but laughter is the BEST!

  29. Gina Meola

    December 28th, 2009 at 4:58 am

    Yous is amaze-za-zing!! Love you.

  30. angela hubbard

    December 28th, 2009 at 6:15 am

    These images are as fabulous as you are! outstanding J*

  31. sarah

    December 28th, 2009 at 8:34 am

    laughing photos are the best! wonderful choices, j*!

  32. Jess

    December 28th, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    This is such a beautiful post. Your images are amazing!

  33. Holly

    December 28th, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    L O V E this post, jasmine! you capture people real & relaxed so well…. kudos!!!! and happy new year!!!!

  34. Renee Descoutures

    December 28th, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    What a wonderful post! You can’t help but smile while looking at these!

  35. Becka @Studio222 Photography

    December 28th, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    That made me smile 😉

  36. Amy

    December 28th, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    Laughter + your photog skills = total gorgeousness!!!

  37. Dawn McCarthy

    December 28th, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    Happy post. Stunning images!!! Congratulations on an incredible 2009!

  38. Brandon M Sweet

    December 28th, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    Prettttyyyy…. PRETTY AWESOME.


  39. Marla

    December 28th, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    You can’t NOT smile when you view this post. Thanks for making me smile today!

  40. john pascale

    December 28th, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    What a great idea for a post! The perfect theme! Laughter!

  41. Marcus

    December 28th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    It is so easy to laugh when you and J Dizzle are shooting! You guys seriously were so much fun! There was no way that we could have gone through our wedding day without laughing at you, with you, and well…at you:) Your the best, such a fun post.

  42. michelle carrillo

    December 28th, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    this post is AWESOME! My favorite pictures I’ve captured seem to all be the most random of moments…when the REAL stuff happens and you can SEE the spark of the person. awesome! thanks!!

  43. Holli True

    December 28th, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    I’m so not surprised how much you love to hear and document laughter, you also love to laugh! 🙂 You absolutely sparkle and I think a huge attribute is how much you laugh. It’s absolutely awesome!

  44. Chavvon Smith

    December 29th, 2009 at 3:48 am

    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and many blessings in 20009!!

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  46. mark

    December 29th, 2009 at 8:45 am

    Great post & fabulous set of images (as always!!).

  47. Alexandra

    December 29th, 2009 at 11:05 am

    LOVE this post! You’re amazing at what you do Jasmine!

  48. Emily Hayes

    December 29th, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    I juts love these! Laughter if my favorite emotion to capture!

  49. Zarah

    December 29th, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    Just looking at these images of couples laughing makes me smile. Thanks for sharing!

  50. imthiaz houseman

    December 29th, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    is it weird that i laughed my way through this post? laughter is so contagious…great post

  51. Tina dela Rosa

    December 29th, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    Great set, Jasmine!

  52. Sarah

    December 29th, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    You made me smile today 🙂 Amazing shots Jasmine…absolutely gorgeous!

  53. Nida

    December 30th, 2009 at 2:36 am

    Hi Jasmine, luv the loughter post.. how do you create a couple to a big lough. We found it sometime difficult to make a shy cupole to lough a big one especially when only both of them with us.

  54. Robin McQuay Anderson

    December 30th, 2009 at 2:43 am

    What a beautiful recap of your year! We are all truly blessed to have much laughter in our lives.

  55. Jason Thon

    December 30th, 2009 at 4:29 am

    What a great post! I love all the images; however, the 5th image is absolutely priceless. What a great moment!

  56. ?????????

    December 30th, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    I love the third pic!!!! Talk about HILARIOUS!!! Great Work…have fun on yer trip

  57. Daniel Finger

    December 31st, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    the best smiles in 2009.
    very good.

  58. ajja

    December 31st, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    i clearly remember last years laugh recap, it stuck with me and it has been what has made me stick around this blog. you laugh well that must be the foundation of capturing a great one!

  59. Christina

    January 2nd, 2010 at 12:19 am


  60. Louisa Coulthurst

    January 2nd, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    Brilliant – thanks for sharing!

  61. Jonathan Brown

    January 5th, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    Love the Laugh shots. Great idea for a post.

  62. Otto Rascon

    January 5th, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    Thank you for this post. It is amazing how joyful people are at weddings (for the most part). It is cool how seeing people smile makes me smile. So thanks for sharing the warmth that smiles bring. I am smiling whilst I type… ROCK!

  63. The Commander

    January 6th, 2010 at 2:23 am

    OMG! These are SO much fun! I cracked-up at THEM cracking up! Gina–seriously–MR. ED!

  64. Adam Hudson

    January 6th, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    It takes real talent to catch shots of quick burt of emotion and have the images turn out tack sharp. You are phenomenal with both!

  65. jezza323

    January 7th, 2010 at 11:38 am

    Some truely amazing photos in this series. Good luck capturing as many laughs in 2010

  66. Joe Federer

    January 7th, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    So funny – I didn’t read the copy of this blog post and just started going through the images… and I was thinking to myself: "Self, this jasmine must be super fun to work with… everyone has such a real smile/laugh" … then I scrolled up and saw that was the point of the post.
    Well done. 😉

  67. dee

    January 8th, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    This is incredible. The energy in the photos made my morning!

  68. Rosemary Ragusa

    January 14th, 2010 at 12:38 am

    I love laughing photos, they’re always my favorite!

  69. Mike Garrard

    January 14th, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    Laughter has to be the hardest thing to nail consistently… such a great year you’ve had… .

  70. ashley pizzuti

    January 16th, 2010 at 4:41 am

    Great work!

  71. jenny

    January 20th, 2010 at 3:02 pm

    awesome! wish i could’ve been a part

  72. Erica W

    January 21st, 2010 at 5:39 am

    These pictures are great!!You’re amazing every time.

  73. Tim Hind

    January 22nd, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    Great collection of images!

  74. Stacey Malleck

    February 4th, 2010 at 1:33 am

    How is it that I feel like I can almost HEAR them laughing. Way to be ready!

  75. Mike Tinholt

    February 17th, 2010 at 1:46 am

    Great post… its the best midecine

  76. Meik

    January 11th, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Happy people and great pics. What else could anyone ask for.

  77. liam smith

    July 22nd, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    still awesome six years later